|Image from Steve Jackson Games.|
Not only is that amount 10 times what Steve Jackson Games needed to fund this project, but it's also enough for SJG to put some nice extras into the game--both the Kickstarter version and the regular retail version--things like bigger dice, extra maps and counters, and so on, as well as some more scenarios on the company's website. It looks like the fundraising for this game will set some kind of record.
So it looks like there's plenty of support in the gaming community right now for this venerable sci-fi tank wargame.
With that in mind, I've made my decision on where I will obtain my copy of the designer's edition. I'd asked this question earlier, and comments were overwhelmingly in favor of supporting Steve Jackson via Kickstarter (not to mention the extras you get by doing so). However, I'm gonna buy it from Dragon's Lair. After all, the local gaming store as tables for anyone to use--and it doesn't have to be a game you bought at that store.
I've spent many Saturdays at the San Antonio Lair playing Hordes of the Things or Galactic Knights--two games you won't find on the store shelves. And they let Lone Star Historical Miniatures meet there and play games every Tuesday night. They also will order items for you, and let you know when the store gets the merchandise.
I want to support Steve Jackson and OGRE--and I am, by purchasing the sixth edition of the game once it comes out. But I also want to support my friendly local game store--so I'm buying it retail from them, even though the Kickstarter version comes out earlier and with more stuff. I'm content with this decision, because I want to be able to play OGRE (or any other wargame) at the game store as well as at someone's house. But do you plan on buying the new version of OGRE? If so, are you gonna go Kickstarter, FLGS, or both?